On a visit to Thanjavur you definitely cannot miss out on the must see places. The significance of these must see places are that they stand as a symbol for Thanjavur. These places are what Thanjavur is all about. These must see places in Thanjavur will stay as cherishing memories of the city forever in your heart.
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East main road, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613001
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Built in the heart of the capital of the Cholas, is the beautiful Thanjavur Palace. Although most of the beauty is now turned into ruins due to the natural pressures of thunder, strong winds etc, it still seems to behold the glory of the Chola and the Maratha rulers. This palace is said to be the official resident of the Bhonsle family who were the...
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Membalam Road, Balaganapathy Nagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613001
06:00 am - 09:00 pm
Emperor Arulmozhivarman, popularly known as Raja Raja I was the founder of the magnificent Brihadeeswara Temple. History says that the king got the idea of this temple in a dream in which God instructed him to build the temple as a symbol of the grandeur of the Tamil king, his wealth and culture. The temple was built within a very short time of 5 y...
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Poompuhar Art Gallery, Thanjavur railway Station, Tamil Nadu- 613001
10:00 am - 08:00 pm
Also known as the Silappathikara Art Gallery, it is the house of all traditional and ancient paintings and sculptures of the ancient kings and lifestyle of Thanjavur. It is an introduction to Tamil Nadu’s rich art forms.
The various attractions in this gallery are:
The beautiful structure of the sun peeping out behind the stunning Mahabalipur...
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Cholapuram, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu-613001
06:30 am - 08:30 pm
Gangaikonda Cholapuram, which means “the town of the Chola who took the Ganges”, is just at the centre of the city of Tamil Nadu. The tiny village of Gangaikonda Cholapuram was built by Emperor Rajendra Chola, who was the Son of RajarajaChola. He was most successful Chola ruler and this village was the capital of the kingdom. At the tim...
This temple is said to be a 1000 years old or even more than that. There is no proper evidence of when it was formed but there are many proofs of the Chola kings worshipping in this temple. Legendary story behind this temple is that Bhoomadevi approached Perumal and said that she also deserved a place in his heart as she was nothing less than Mahal...
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Darasuram, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
05:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Airavateswara temple is located in a small place called Darasuram near the town of Kumbakonam. It is known that the original name of the place was Rajarajapuram and later converted into Darasuram. This temple is the main attraction of this place.
According to the legends, Airavata, the white elephant of Lord Indra worshipped Lord Shiva here to ...
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Tirukoodamukku, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu
06:00 am - 08:30 pm
It is said that when the world was moving rapidly towards destruction, Lord Brahma approached Lord Shiva for a remedy. The lord told him to build a pot filled with nectar of life and float it in water. He is said to have taught Lord Brahma the way how to leave it on water. Legends say that the pot stopped at a place and Lord Shiva shot an arrow to ...
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Arulmigu Abathsahayeswarar Temple, Alangudi- 612801, ValangaimunTaluk, Thiruvarur District
06:00 am - 08:30 pm
The Alangudi temple is considered as a holy place for the worship of Shiva. It is situated in the Alangudi village of the Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu.
The temple built on the banks of River Cauvery is also known as Abathsahayeswarar Temple. The prime deity here is Abathsahayeswarar and his consort is Elavar kuzhali Ammai or Umayammai. There i...
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Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India
06:00 am - 07:00 pm
The Great Living Chola temple is referred to the collection of three famous granite temples all dedicated to Lord Shiva. These are the Brihadeeshwara temple in Thanjavur, The Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple and the Airavateshvara temple at Darasuram. The latter two were recently added to the world heritage extensions.
These temples built during...
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Balaganapathynagar, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu- 613007
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Sandwiched between the huge brihadeeswara temple and the Schwartz church is this cute park known as the Sivaganga gardens. It was a place initially built by the Chola King Vesappa Nayakkar. It is said that the Chola kings believed that the water of the Ganges from Shiva’s head in the Brihadeeswara temole will fall and flow till this place. It...